Tony and Emmy Award winner Helen Gallagher and Urban Cowboy's Matt Cavenaugh are the final two additions to the cast, which will be headed by Tom Aldredge as Matt, James Sutorius as Howard and Dee Hoty as Nerrissa. Gallagher will play Eloyse, and Cavenaugh is Scooter in a company that also features Joanne Camp as Willi, Jessica Dickey as Maryanne and Gerrit Graham as Leo.
Directed by David Saint, 2 Lives will begin performances Oct. 18; the limited engagement will play through Nov. 13.
2 Lives, according to production notes, is set "in an almost magical private park on Long Island, [where] Matt Singer, a playwright in his 70s, happily works away at his latest script, reading his newest pages to longtime partner Howard Thompson — until their weekend plans are suddenly ended by an unexpected, shocking event."
The creative team for the play comprises James Youmans (scenic design), Theoni V. Aldredge (costume design) and David Lander (lighting design).
Helen Gallagher won Tony Awards for her performances in No, No, Nanette and Pal Joey and was Tony-nominated for her work in Sweet Charity. Perhaps best known for her Emmy-winning role as Maeve Ryan on TV's "Ryan's Hope," Gallagher has also appeared on Broadway in Cry for Us All, Mame, Portofino, Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, The Pajama Game, Hazel Flagg, Make a Wish, Touch and Go, High Button Shoes, Billion Dollar Baby and Seven Lively Arts. Matt Cavenaugh made his Broadway debut as Bud in Urban Cowboy. He also appeared in the national tours of Ragtime, Strike Up the Band and Grease! as well as in regional productions of Carousel, Anything Goes, Dorian, Footloose and john and jen. Cavenaugh can also be seen in the film “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.”
The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, NJ at 9 Livingston Avenue. Call (732) 246-7717 for tickets, priced $28-$58, or visit www.GSPonline.org. The box office will open Sept. 12 at noon.